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, destroyed 55 homes and damaged more than 120 others. there are growing concerns now that the city of boston is sitting on thousands of underground gas leaks, and several are big enough to set off an explosion like the one in san bruno. molly line live in boss upon -- boston for us now. >> reporter: a new study released by boston university shows they found more than 3,000 leaks, and it raises concerns about everything from air quality to a rare risk of an explosion. there were two explosions across the country earlier this month, one a multistory building that was leveled in springfield, massachusetts, and another deadly blast out in indianapolis reminding all of us of just how powerful natural gas can be. and while the blast here in massachusetts was caused by human error, a pipe that was hit by a drill, the study conducted by boston university raises concerns about the aging infrastructure of one of the nation's oldest cities and just how quickly the old pipes here in boston can be replaced. now, while the majority of leakr nathan phillips and his team found six locations where levels wer
happened at this school outside boston, an extreme example, but entirely legal. >> some day, we're all -- i think we're all going to look back, and we're going to say, "can you believe what we did here?" >> reporter: an abc news investigation has found that only 17 states have specific laws protecting students from harsh treatments and restraints. >> there's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, they have been injured. >> reporter: in arizona and washington state, parents are up in arms over padded isolation boxes or cells, where students have been left for long stretches. in kentucky, a mother found her autistic 8-year-old son had been stuffed into a duffel bag like this one, specially made to restrain children. >> they held me, like -- >> reporter: in pennsylvania, a group of students with behavioral issues described to abc news how they had been tied up or manhandled at previous schools. did it hurt? >> yeah, it really did hurt. >> reporter: 11-year-old jordan described being locked up in one of those isolation boxes. >> it's scary. really scary. even for the br
, the first circuit out of boston and the second circuit out of new york have already struck down the law. so when you have that sort of a situation, the justices are -- you've gotten their attention. >> once that happens, what does it do to the states like california? and then you have other states in the country that are looking to put marriage equality into action as law and open it up for people. >> well, when we were looking at the different possibilities that i discussed at buzz feed, one of the things that could happen with this case is that they accept the doma challenge. and while they're doing that, they just let the prop 8 case sit before them. and they wait until they've decided what they're going to do with the defense of marriage act. and then depending on the type of decision that they rule in that case, it could be broad enough that it could have an impact on states like california. it could also have impact on states like north carolina that just passed an amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying earlier this year. >> all right. so we all are on the supreme court watc
problems and stop all the nonsense. martha: michael graham, radio talk show host and "boston herald" columnist and he written about this. he joins me this morning. michael, good to have you with us. melissa: my choice is easy. martha maccallum for person of the year. martha: we're done. melissa: i'm kidding. i'm kidding. martha: i could go on and on about my huge impact on 2012. stick with what your column says. go ahead. so you want -- >> i choose bill o'reilly if we're going to do that. martha: i'm sure he will not dispute you there. he will have no argument about that. melissa: i agree with his premise. in a way it is interesting we live in amazing moment. we have $99 trillion of unfunded debt in social security, medicare, government pensions we see there we see the middle east on fire with the rising tide of the most disturbing element in the middle east, that is people who are willing to mix religion and violence together who are on the rise of the saw in egypt with the new constitution. yet in this moment of great import we're talking seriously about gangnam style and jay-z an
they had turkey chili for lunch what went on in that room? >> i was up here in boston, spoke to some romney advisers who described it as a good meeting, important meeting for both sides to do. this is an awkward looking photo. it is still very tough. the feelings if you're on the romney side of the campaign are still pretty raw. one of the things i was told romney made clear is that he doesn't want to play any part in fiscal cliff negotiations. there was some talk immediately afterwards some of his discussions or ideas on deductions, eliminating some tax deductions could be helpful, but romney made it clear he doesn't want to play a role in those talks. >> david, who would you be with this weekend on "meet the press"? >> talking to timothy geithner, talking about where the negotiations are, where the pain point is for democrats in terms of where they're willing to make cuts, that's an important question for republicans as discussions go forward. >> one of the men at the center of all of this. david gregory, thanks so much, david. >> thanks, willie. >>> let's check the day's other top storie
valentine now he's stanford's bright light and the manager threw in boston. i think we have to challenge bobby to join us on this building next year. what do you think, rick? >> all right. >> gretchen: my gosh. and that's where we find our own rick reichmuth. so did valentine take the cash challenge? >> he did. and they already have started. they're just over the wall. i'm going to get going. they're both on the other side here and oh, man. >> gretchen: is this the real thing or practice run? >> you really don't want to look down. >> steve: if you're just joining us, rick is on the top of the 300-foot building. >> brian: 22 stories high. he's going to go down with bobby valentine and brian cashman down this 22-story building. all for a great cause. >> the first step is always the scariest. >> gretchen: is this practice or is this real? >> steve: this is it. >> brian: it's happening right now. >> are you asking? what are you asking if it's practice? >> gretchen: in case you make a mistake. >> steve: no
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